Rohan Dixit

Rohan Dixit

Rohan Dixit

Talk: Rohan Dixit

Hundreds of studies have demonstrated quantifiable physiological effects of meditation on heart rhythms, stress, immune response and more. In fact, it appears the brain itself changes both during the act of meditation as well as after repeated practice. Rohan Dixit will show you brainwave, heartbeat and breath sensors that can help you track your mind during your day. For example, breathing patterns are correlated with stress and, in fact, many forms of meditation encourage watching of the breath. A wearable respiration sensor that gives you feedback when you're stressed can be imagined as a technology-assisted meditation practice. The talk ends with a demo of BrainBot's new wearable device.

Rohan Dixit

Rohan Dixit is a founder at BrainBot (www.brainbot.me) and a former neuroimaging researcher at the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martino's Center and Stanford University. Rohan quit his job and bought a one-way ticket to the Himalayas, where he lived with Tibetan monks for a year and recorded their brain waves during meditation. This led to a meditation app that uses a brainwave sensor.